Hyperpolarized 89Y offers the potential of direct imaging of metal ions in biological systems by magnetic resonance

Matthew E. Merritt, Crystal Harrison, Zoltan Kovacs, Preeti Kshirsagar, Craig R. Malloy, A. Dean Sherry

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Hyperpolarization of 89YCl3 and three 89Y-complexes was achieved by dynamic nuclear polarization of aqueous samples. The long T1s of 89Y make its application as an NMR imaging probe extremely promising. In addition, the wide chemical shift range for various chelates of 89Y means that agents sensitive to their biological/chemical milieu could serve as exquisite sensors of important biological events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12942-12943
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - Oct 31 2007


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